The Russell Family
Robert Russell, Jr. joined the crew of the Falls of Halladale (a 275 foot, four-masted barque) as an "Able Seaman" (AB) on October 4, 1901, sailing from Portland, Oregon via San Francisco and Valparaiso, Chile and around Cape Horn, to Grimsby, England (arriving April 9, 1902). This was the last leg of a two year around-the-world journey for the Falls of Halladale with William Fordyce as Captain. After this voyage, Captain Fordyce retired and was replaced by Captain Thomson. Captain Thomson ran the Falls of Halladale aground on the coast of Australia in 1908.
two year around-the-world journey made by the
Falls of Halladale 1901-1902 in Sea
Breezes, Dec, 1998.